- having stripes or bands.
Origin of striped
- a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing: the stripes of a zebra.
- a fabric or material containing such a band or bands.
- a strip of braid, tape, or the like.
- a number or combination of such strips, worn on a military, naval, or other uniform as a badge of rank, service, good conduct, combat wounds, etc.
- Informal.status or recognition as a result of one's efforts, experience, or achievements: She earned her stripes as a traveling sales representative and then moved up to district manager.
- a strip, or long, narrow piece of anything: a stripe of beach.
- a streak or layer of a different nature within a substance.
- style, variety, sort, or kind: a man of quite a different stripe.
- Also called magnetic stripe. Movies. a strip of iron oxide layer on the edge of a film that is used for recording and reproducing a magnetic sound track.
- to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.
Origin of stripe1
Examples from the Web for striped
Contemporary Examples of striped
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
Striped pants cookie-pushers in our diplomatic corps do nothing at American embassies but give cocktail parties.Up to a Point: PJ on Sochi Stray Dog Stew and 1-800-F*CKYOU
P. J. O’Rourke
February 21, 2014
In court, Valente showed he knows how to dress for a perp walk, sporting a striped shirt and a purple scarf.Mafia’s Cocaine-in-a-Can Bust
February 12, 2014
The departure screens were striped with red: CANCELED, CANCELED, CANCELED.The Sequester Takes Off
April 25, 2013
The older teen, Elkins, appeared in the afternoon wearing a striped shirt.Antonio Santiago, Jonylah Watkins, Babies Killed by Guns, Shame the NRA
March 26, 2013
Historical Examples of striped
Then I looked to one side—there was the long window with a striped curtain.
They are striped; some are striped latitudinally, others longitudinally.The First Violin
And when I said I did he gave me a stick, the striped peppermint kind it was.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
He sat down, and flung one striped trouser-leg over the other.The Great Hunger
They are all striped snakes and are very much like the water snakes in structure.Pathfinder
- marked or decorated with stripes
- a relatively long band of distinctive colour or texture that differs from the surrounding material or background
- a fabric having such bands
- a strip, band, or chevron of fabric worn on a military uniform, etc, esp one that indicates rank
- mainly US and Canadian kind; sort; typea man of a certain stripe
- (tr) to mark with a stripe or stripes
Word Origin for stripe
- a stroke from a whip, rod, cane, etc
Word Origin for stripe
Word Origin and History for striped
"a line or band in cloth," 1620s (but probably much older), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stripe "stripe, streak," from Proto-Germanic *stripanan (cf. Danish stribe "a striped fabric," German Streifen "stripe"), cognate with Old Irish sriab "stripe," from PIE root *streig- (see strigil). Of soldiers' chevrons, badges, etc., attested from 1827.
"a stroke or lash," mid-15c., probably a special use of stripe (n.1), from the marks left by a lash. Cf. also Dutch strippen "to whip," West Frisian strips, apparently cognate but not attested as early as the English word.